The Domains encompass the breadth of research activity across the School of Life and Medical Sciences within nine core groupings.
Tuesday 21 May 2013 - UCL Physical Activity Research Group (PARG) Lunchtime Open Seminar: Standing up for children's health
1.00pm, Room G37/38, 1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB
Speaker: Professor Anthony Okely (Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Wollongong, Australia; Director, Interdisciplinary Educational Research
Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia)
Young children spend a large proportion of their day in sedentary behaviour. This may not be good for their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. If ways can be found to promote less sedentariness (i.e., sitting) and more standing and light-intensity physical activity this may help them to be more active, enhance their self-regulation and, ultimately, their school readiness. Higher levels of school readiness have been associated with greater educational and economic outcomes later in life. Promoting more standing and other incidental activity, especially in childcare settings would involve making some key changes to the physical environment and to policies and practices such as replacing chairs with standing desks, allowing children to move more freely during and between activities, and breaking up sitting time with energy breaks.
21-22 June 2013 - Exercise Medicine
Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE
inactivity causes more premature deaths than smoking. There is overwhelming evidence that low physical activity is the major
contributor to non-communicable diseases, and increasing evidence that
sedentary behaviour is a separate but equally important risk factor that needs
to be addressed.
This two day international conference will bring together experts, leaders and innovators working in exercise medicine to discuss their latest research. Delegates will leave the conference with an increased understanding of how to encourage physical activity within their communities, and help beat the biggest public health issue of our time.
For more information and to register to attend please visit The Royal Society of Medicine website.